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Established at Memorial Church in 1994, the Roger W. Heyns Lecture in Religion and Society is an annual event that features a major speaker focusing on problems and challenges of religion and community. Heyns, a resident of Atherton, was a member of the Memorial Church congregation from 1977 until his death in 1995.
This year's Heyns Lecture in historic Memorial Church features Kiran Gandhi, MST ’22, known as Madame Gandhi, is a Stanford alum and musician who fights for gender liberation and has a passion for finding one’s purpose. This event will feature a talk and Q&A followed by a musical performance.
Madame Gandhi is an award-winning artist and activist known for her uplifting, percussive electronic music and positive messages about gender liberation and personal power. She began producing music in 2015, after her story running the London Marathon free-bleeding to combat menstrual stigma went viral around the world. She has been listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Music, and her 2020 TED Talk about conscious music consumption has been viewed over a million times. “Waiting For Me,” shot in Mumbai, India, won the Music Video Jury Award at SXSW Film Festival in 2021 and her 100% Organically Sourced x Sound MANA nature sound pack won the New Wav award at the 2021 Splice Awards. Her third studio album, Vibrations, released in 2022, follows the release of previous albums Voices (2016) and Visions (2019). In June of 2022, Gandhi completed a Masters in Music Science & Technology at Stanford University's CCRMA, where she spent time in Antarctica sampling the sounds of glaciers melting to create empathy and awareness around climate change.
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